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“great family fun”

Lake Chelan National Recreation Area
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Owner description: Recreational area in the southern half of the park.
Reviewed 2 September 2014

went for a week of camping with my daughter and here family. Well kept campground along side the recreation area, showers and toilets maintained. Happy to see lots of recycling areas. Plenty of shops and restaurants around. Beautiful beach area, cons: water was very cold though, streets were hard to cross as high traffic area, long wait to check in to the grounds

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Reviewed 27 July 2013

Hiking, opportunities for fishing, biking, rafting, kayaking, and horse-back riding on future visits! Many good hiking maps and books available.

1  Thank Mert T
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

Hi readers! After traveling to almost every State in the Nation, I have to admit, Washington has it all...well, at least in the summer, which is the only time I've been there. I was visiting friends in Seattle, and ended up at Lake Chelan. The drive was 3 hours of magical and spectacular sights. I come from the Desert of Scottsdale AZ, so I know Mountains, but the Mountains from Seattle to Lake Chelan make ours here in AZ look like a cartoon. These mountains on this drive are so HIGH and GREEN it is hard to keep your eyes on the road. It is just absolutely mesmerizing.The temperature goes from 40 degrees in Seattle and went up to almost 90 degrees by the time we arrived at Lake Chelan. And it was DRY! Who knew? Dry heat is NOT a word I would think anyone would use describing Washington. The lake is serene of course but the surrounding area is like a story book of quaint homes, boats just sitting still in the water as though they are posing for a Painting to be made. There are plenty of fun, down to earth, hotels surrounding the lakeside that have BBQ's in the grassy areas facing the lake. There is plenty of entertainment for the kids such as fun slides going into the lake, swimming poos and more. If I still had children to raise this would be the best spot of a family vacation when residing in the Washington.

7  Thank Debra S
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Reviewed 17 October 2012

The town of Chelan has really grown. It's crown jewel is the beautiful crystal clear water of Lake Chelan. The area is very interesting. There are so many changing views traveling through the area. We will visit again.

4  Thank busymom11
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Reviewed 5 October 2012

We booked our trip the evening before. There was a lot of smoke in the air from nearby fires and we were concerned about it blocking our view of the mountains. The next morning the wind had blown the smoke away and we had a lovley day for our cruise up the lake. The trip is about four hours up and four hours back with about 90 minutes in Stehekin at the end of the lake. The first two hours up and the last two hours down are not particularly interesting, but the rest of the trip was wonderful. The only wild life we saw was a herd of bighorn sheep, but the mountains were spectacular. The deeper you go into the mountains the better it gets. In Stehekin we took a short tour to Rainbow Falls. The trip was worth the $8 cost. On the return from the falls the bus stopped at a bakery where we were able to purchase a really great cinnamon roll.

3  Thank Gary H
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